Tahoe local Todd Borg is the author of the Owen McKenna Tahoe Mystery series, featuring Detective McKenna, natch, his Great Dane Spot, and a bunch of other cool characters. Of course, the books have gotten great reviews coast-to-coast, won awards like the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year, been chosen by Library Journal as one of the Top 5 Mysteries of the Year and more. But the main reason to check them out is that they are fun, fast reads with a lot of action and intelligent stories. The recurring characters will become your friends. Spot will become one of your favorite dogs. You'll love visiting Tahoe from your armchair. And the bad guys will make you... well, let's just say you will despise them. Borg has been waiting for you to give the books a try. P.S. Spot says hi.
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A young woman attempts to escape a killer by embarking on a cross-country ski trek in Tahoe, but the killer follows her into the mountain wilderness.
When an illegal immigrant boy's foster mother is murdered, Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna is pitted against two hired killers who will do anything to get the boy.
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Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna tries to save a woman who is being pursued by a murderous militia group.
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Ryan Lear is a brilliant young bio-tech genius. When his company makes an amazing discovery at their high-altitude research lab on a mountain above Lake Tahoe, Ryan's business partners are murdered and someone plots to take over his company. Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna discovers that a vicious killer is out to destroy Ryan's life by planning the ultimate revenge...
Tahoe TV talk show host Leah Printer had a successful life until a car accident killed her loving husband and left her face badly scarred, ending her career. Shortly after she gets out of the hospital, her father is murdered. When Detective Owen McKenna investigates, he is plunged into a harrowing case involving forged old-master paintings and a ruthless killer who still wants Leah dead.
When March Carrera went missing the same night a monster avalanche slid down to Emerald Bay, Detective Owen McKenna is approached by March's uncle Bill Esteban. Esteban thinks March was killed in the slide. McKenna brings in a professional avalanche search dog. What the dog finds is a surprise that sends McKenna after a devious killer. As more people die, McKenna uncovers a 140-year--old secret...
SalAnne "Silence" Ramirez was an exceptional artist, and, according to one of her teachers, brilliant. She was also autistic and mute and had not spoken a single word in her 17 years. When Silence is kidnapped, Detective Owen McKenna is desperate to find her. For McKenna believes that her biker-gang kidnappers are planning a ritual sacrifice at the next full moonrise.
When a pop star dies in a mountain biking incident on the world-famous Flume Trail high above the East Shore of Lake Tahoe, Detective Owen McKenna is drawn into a dangerous case with a killer who appears to be a twisted psychopath. But as McKenna investigates, it appears that the killings may be cover for a huge money-making scam. McKenna and his Great Dane Spot both become targets of the killer.
Tahoe Ice Grave
Early one frigid morning in January a young man named Thos Kahale walked into Lake Tahoe and died a brutal death. Hired to investigate, Detective McKenna learns of a manuscript that Mark Twain left in Hawaii in 1866. The manuscript turns up in Tahoe with deadly consequences. Only one person knows where it is, and that person will die unless McKenna can find him before a killer learns his identity.
When Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna's cabin narrowly escapes burning in an arson-set forest fire, the local fire department hires him to investigate. More fires follow, and people die in each one. Before Owen can close in, the firestarter kidnaps his girlfriend Street Casey. Owen has just hours if he is to save Street before she burns up in a fire so big that firefighters call it a BLOWUP.
Disaster struck when twin sisters Jennifer and Melissa Salazar went hiking with their grandmother on their sixth birthday. Melissa fell off a cliff above Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe and died. Eight years later, 14-year-old Jennifer asks Detective Owen McKenna to investigate. McKenna uncovers a long-buried secret that is still causing murders, and he realizes that Jennifer is to be the next victim...
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